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Portland Housing Bureau

Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-2375

fax: 503-823-2387

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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How to Apply

  1. Read carefully and complete all sections of the application which apply to your organization for each building you are requesting an exemption. A fillable application can be found here, however, you must still submit a notarized, hard copy along with your fee.

  2. If your organization is not the property owner, but affiliated with the property, provide the documentations regarding the affiliation.

  3. All applications must be signed and notarized (See Section E). Notarization is required only for each organization and application, not each building.

  4. Applications must include a copy of IRS 501(c)(3) or (4) letter certifying your organization’s eligible charitable nonprofit status. If your organization is a limited liability company (LLC) or owns the property as a member of an LLC, please provide information that establishes the nonprofit status of the LLC.

  5. An application fee is required for each organization, not each building. Attach a check or money order payable to the City of Portland in the amount of $250 for new applications and $50 for renewal applications. If the applicantion is denied, the City shall retain a portion of the application fee attributable to the City’s administrative costs, and shall return the balance to the applicant.

  6. Applications must be received by the Portland Housing Bureau no later than April 1, 2014. Applications received after this date will not be accepted. Please submit applications to the address below:

    City of Portland/Housing Bureau
    Attn: Thao-Oanh Doan, Compliance Specialist
    421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500
    Portland, OR 97204